The Trustee Bar and Bistro

Located in Brookfield Place, The Trustee occupies one of the many heritage-listed buildings facing St. George Terrace.

When Brookfield Multiplex took over the site, the buildings were in very poor condition with considerable damage to the internal and external fabric, extensive water damage, graffiti-spray throughout, and wrought iron balustrading. With the help and advice of the Heritage Architects, Palassis, Brookfield Multiplex meticulously restored the building’s original finishes. 

The timber wainscot, dado and skirting were cleaned and thoroughly refurbished with a traditional oil finish. They cleaned the graffiti off the porous marble and replaced very few pieces that were missing or when the existing marble was beyond repair. Existing windows were refurbished and painted in the heritage colour previously used. The high ceilings and their plaster cornices and columns were also carefully refurbished. 

The result is magnificent! It is extravagant and cosmopolitan, yet hidden and mysterious; a great contrast of old and new. It somehow managed to have both a New York vibe and a London atmosphere. 

The Trustee Bar & Bistro consists of two floors. The top floor featured the main bar and the ground floor area is used as the main dining and alfresco area. 

The restaurant has a strong industrial theme, with exposed pipes, rendered walls and untreated jarrah wood flooring. It is the perfect combination of rough and masculine, yet warm and inviting. The use of accessories such as an old style weighing scale, assorted melted candles and some other various metal trappings add to the industrial and dirty underground feel. Dark materials used throughout the bar create a mysterious and warm ambiance.

Pictured above: Check out this vintage painting - it creates a huge impact within the dining area!

For dinner, we started our evening with a bottle of Riesling from Chard Farm 2013 Central Otago which was rich, with generous fruity flavours. 

For our mains, we ordered confit duck leg, slow braised lamb shoulder and beef cheek.

The confit duck leg came with bacon lardons, du puy lentils, mashed potato and port wine; it looked very appealing from a presentation point of view. Our colleague confirmed that it tasted as good as it looked.

The beef cheek came with soft polenta, roasted mushrooms and jus. I’ve had this dish on my previous visit to The Trustee, so I recommended it to another colleague. She was not disappointed; it was tender, soft, mouth-watering and rich!

For myself, I had the slow braised lamb shoulder which came with pearl barley, pancetta, cauliflower and jus. It was simply divine! It was tender, juicy and the cauliflower puree was deliciously soft.

For desserts, we had ruby lime panna cotta and vanilla crème brulee, which we shared between three of us. 

The ruby lime panna cotta came with almond crumb and mandarin granita, which was surprisingly refreshing. I fell in love with the mandarin granita!

The vanilla crème brulee came with raspberry sorbet and shortbread. It was rich, smooth and full of flavour; exactly what we expected!

pictured above: rustic ornaments at The Trustee

Overall, we were very satisfied with our evening at The Trustee. The staff were fantastic, friendly, and humorous; however we were bit astounded when the waiter asked who ordered which dish. The food was fantastic, the wine list was good and of course, the ambiance! With the ongoing industrial and underground theme, it was cosy, sociable and inviting. This is a great venue to enjoy a fine meal in, at one of the most respected precincts in Western Australia. 

The Trustee is located at the extravagant Brookfield Place.
Address: 133 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Phone:(08) 6323 3000

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